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Dikteon Cave

| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Psychro/Zeus cave

Lovely cave system for everyone to enjoy. Cheap at only €6 euros each to enter babies free. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ZBH88
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Very deep cave, feels like another world once inside

Cave of stalactites and stalagmites that aren't the most amazing but are still great to see. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BarbieMegaTraveller
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Sydney, Australia
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This underground cave was believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, making it an important religious and cultural center to the ancient Greeks.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cave system for everyone to enjoy. Cheap at only €6 euros each to enter babies free. The ticket office is right at the top of the hill walk. If you drive go early! There are a minimal number if car spaces and there were...More

1  Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cave of stalactites and stalagmites that aren't the most amazing but are still great to see. The patterns made in the rocks naturally make it a little creepy (see pics), but there's nothing to be afraid of. I read somewhere that you could come into...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be ready for a bit of climbing and a lot of steps but the view you will be able to see is price less. If you are there you must see them!!! Not recommended for disable person. Price of ticket is €6 per person. Some...More

Thank Annkar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mythology behind the cave is cool but the cave itself is very not special. We have many awesome caves in the US and have seen excellent ones overseas like Mallorca. This cave is very small and has few stalagmites and stalactites. Many worn down...More

Thank nic0e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cave is amazing but during a hot day takes a lot of effort to get up there . Next time I d go early morning or late afternoon. Inside the cave the temperature is 18 degree so nice after all the climbing . if...More

Thank Martunia17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it's a cave not a work of art but we really enjoyed our visit here. The hike up the hill/mountain was a bit of a challenge in the heat especially given that we live in Norfolk in the uk where our stair case is...More

Thank Markus7878
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

You climb a huge mountain, but the reward is worth it! 2.5 € to park, 6€ to enter the cave... wear sensible climbing shoes! Great activity for a hot day--it was a cool 50 degrees F on the cave!!! Fabulous views inside!!! Turns out there...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited with our 8 year old daughter. She was not enthusiastic about the walk up to the caves but in the end enjoyed the challenge and we enjoyed the physical activity and beautiful views. At the top we enjoyed looking around the cave -...More

1  Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Check my review of "Cave of Zeus" since it is the same cave or just go there because it is worth the visit!

Thank tomBCN
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We like caves a lot - and this cave is certainly not the most interesting one. It is just a (relatively) small cave with a single hall. 10-15 minutes is enough to do the tour (is not worth the price, IMHO). There are different formations,...More

Thank RJoker
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Debra B
10 July 2017|
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Response from Ejbarn | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'no'. Although there are donkeys to get people up and down the steep hill!
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Bowler022
25 May 2016|
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Response from christopherbR8036JR | Reviewed this property |
This would fall under the summer opening times so 8am-8pm, You don't want to be climbing down after sunset. If you're in the area, take a drive up to the Nissimos plateau and see the ancient Minoan ruins at Karfi... More
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RIDI0406
15 July 2015|
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Response from Rasskazov_Sergey |
The temperature in the cave, I suppose, above 15-20 degrees. I was just in t-short and it was cool but comfortable. It works from 8 to 20
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